All you need to know about National B&B Week 2020

6th February 2020

National B&B Week is back! And it’s set to be bigger and better than ever.

If you are an owner or manager of a small hotel, B&B, guest house, inn, restaurant with rooms, cottage, glamping pod or any sort of independent accommodation, get involved and submit your special offer here.

If you are looking for a great deal on a B&B during B&B Week and beyond, take a look at the offers page and grab a bargain break!

So, what is National B&B Week all about?

Since its launch in 2018 – starting as National B&B Day – the initiative has been dedicated to achieving two things:

  1. Raising the profile of the independent accommodation sector
  2. Getting as many guests as possible booking and staying in B&Bs over National B&B Week and beyond

We’re very proud to support the week, which is also backed by the B&B Association. After the success of B&B Day in 2018, 2019 saw the launch of National B&B Week, which garnered even more support for major industry players. By opening their doors to the public and the press, the nation could see the hard work and contribution B&Bs make to the tourism industry and to their local economies.

Here are some facts and figures to show you just how successful National B&B Week 2019 was!

So, what’s happening for National B&B Week 2020?

The whole week will be jam-packed with promotional activities to catch the media’s attention. So, here’s a little sneak peek at what you have to look forward to this year:

1. Offers for #BandBWeek

We’re encouraging B&B owners and managers to get their offers in for B&B Week 2020. This is to share with the public to inspire them to book a stay in a B&B in the run up to and during the week itself. So far this year, we’ve had more than double the offers we had this time last year and they just keep on coming! So if you want to get involved, stick your creative cap on and start thinking about what offer you could make to encourage guests to book!

You can add your offer here, and often the more quirky and fun they are, the more likely they are to get picked up by the press!

2. Press, Influencer & MP Visits

Getting support from the people who run our country is a great way to get into the papers. Last year we had 15 MPs visit local B&Bs, showing them just how great B&Bs can be for their local economy.

This year, the plan is to go even bigger, with support from more MPs, more influencers and more press visits.

3. Insights from Great British B&Bs

We are compiling research on how B&Bs are a key element of the tourism industry, as well as gathering some insights from the experts – the B&Bs themselves! We’ll be collating our research for a press release to shine a light on the things independent accommodation owners do to make sure their guests have the perfect stay.

4. FHA Coffee & Cake Afternoon

Since its launch, National B&B Week has been dedicated to raising funds and providing stays for the Family Holiday Association. This year we’ll be taking it one step further by encouraging participating B&Bs to host a coffee morning, afternoon tea or cake sale in aid of FHA. Because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t like a slice of lemon drizzle? If you want to help host, let us know by filling in the form here.

How can you get involved in National B&B Week?

If you’re thinking all of this sounds absolutely fabulous – and why wouldn’t you? – get involved by submitting an offer here in the form of a discount or deal for a stay at your accommodation. Then, to stay up to date on all things #bandbweek, get following on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. For more inspiration on how you can get involved, check out the Participant Pack.

Each year, we like to get in on the action and organise our own events to mark the occasion, so keep a look out on our social, @eviivo, and together we can show the nation how great a stay in independent accommodation can be!

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